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50 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 05 October 2007 01:59AM

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Comment author: robirahman 15 January 2016 04:53:56PM 0 points [-]

I don't think God's cruelty in the Bible is evidence that there isn't any god, but it is evidence against the benevolent, omniscient, personal, omnipotent kind of theism that Christians and Jews would argue for.

Comment author: Lumifer 15 January 2016 06:14:52PM 3 points [-]

Out of the list of adjectives it's evidence only against the "benevolent" part and that's really just the old problem of theodicy (why does God permit evil).

Comment author: Jiro 15 January 2016 09:19:57PM 1 point [-]

If he isn't omniscient or omnipotent, then it could be some of the bad things he does are the most benevolent that he could do given his limited abilities.